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  • Despite ban, fox hunts still thrive, and divide, in Britain

    The horses wait in the farmyard, tails braided and manes gleaming, while huntsmen in brightly colored coats marshal the eager hounds, straining to chase the scent of a fox. To some, the start of a fox hunt is a quintessentially English scene, steeped...
  • 'Miss Saigon' triumphs at London's WhatsOnStage awards

    "Miss Saigon" and Shakespeare have triumphed at Britain's WhatsOnStage awards, as theatergoers rewarded seasoned shows, spectacle and star power. "Miss Saigon" took nine trophies at Sunday's ceremony, whose winners were decided by public vote. It was...
  • Reputed al-Qaida operative to represent himself at US trial

    When the trial of reputed al-Qaida operative Abid Naseer begins this week, jurors are expected to hear an opening statement from the defendant himself, the latest terrorism suspect prepared to act as his own attorney in an American courtroom. The...
  • UK inflation falls to its lowest level on record

    British officials say the rate of inflation fell in January to an annual 0.3 percent — the lowest level on record — amid falling energy prices and supermarket price wars. The Office of National Statistics said Tuesday the rate is down from...
  • English soccer fans chanting 'we're racist' block black man from train

    Police in Britain and France are searching Wednesday for a group of English soccer fans who blocked a black man from boarding the Paris Metro and chanted: “We’re racist, we’re racist, and that’s the way we like it.” The...
  • Church of England appeals to voters to take part in campaign

    Church of England bishops appealed to Christians on Tuesday to take part in the politics ahead of upcoming elections, calling for a fresh moral vision for Britain at time of disillusionment. The bishops said in a 52-page letter that it is the duty of...
  • 'New Worlds' review: Historical drama that's more talky than epic

    'New Worlds' review: Historical drama that's more talky than epic
    If "New Worlds" seems instantly familiar, we can blame it on George R.R. Martin. The New Mexico-based fantasy author plundered some of the best bits from English history as inspiration for the novels that are the basis of the massive HBO hit "Game of...
  • Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker refuses to state position on evolution following London speech

    Likely 2016 presidential candidate Scott Walker refused to say Wednesday whether he believes in the theory of evolution, dodging that question and several others about foreign policy after delivering a speech about global trade in London. "I'm going to...
  • Doctors, talk tough on measles

    Doctors, talk tough on measles
    The deserted graveyard called Vunivesi sits silently by a small brook obscured by a mangrove canopy on the South Sea Island of Fiji. The mass gravesite, abandoned decades ago, is unknown even to most Fijians. No one knows how many are buried there, but...
  • Angelina Jolie opens UK academic center studying women in conflict

    Angelina Jolie opens UK academic center studying women in conflict
    Angelina Jolie has opened an academic center billed as Britain's first to focus on women, peace and security. The Hollywood actress hopes the center at the London School of Economics will help boost the global campaign for women's rights. She said...
  • On US trade mission, London mayor touts success of his city's life sciences sector

    London Mayor Boris Johnson, launching a six-day swing through the East Coast, on Monday took on the role of traveling salesman, encouraging a packed room of some of the nation's top college students and entrepreneurs to consider launching their careers as...